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Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko, Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Adam Michalski
On 3 January 2023, an agreement was signed in Sofia between state companies Bulgargaz and BOTAŞ, in the presence of the Bulgarian and Turkish energy ministers Rosen Hristov and Fatih Dönmez. The gas contract, whose term is 13 years,…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus, Andrzej Sadecki
On 17 December, the president of Azerbaijan and the prime ministers of Georgia, Hungary and Romania signed a strategic partnership agreement in Bucharest on the development and transport of green energy. The event was also attended by the…
OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala
At the beginning of September 2022, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Croatia. The trip was the culmination of Turkish diplomatic activity towards the region in recent months.
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
During a meeting in Belgrade on 16 November, Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vučić, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán and Austria’s chancellor Karl Nehammer signed a memorandum on cooperation to counter illegal migration flows.
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
In recent weeks there has been an unexpected shift in Bulgaria’s policy with regard to the war in Ukraine. On 3 November the Bulgarian parliament, which was formed following the2 October elections, agreed to supply light weapons to Ukraine…
Analyses | | Łukasz Kobeszko
The independent candidate Nataša Pirc Musar won the presidential election in Slovenia on 13 November with 53% of the vote. She was supported by two small extra-parliamentary parties, the Pirate Party of Slovenia (PSS) and the Young People’…
OSW Commentary | | Łukasz Kobeszko
After 16 years of independence, there are no significant political forces in Montenegro that could openly challenge this status and seek to re-establish a federation with Serbia. However, the relationship with Serbia continues to be among…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
On 26 October, the Serbian parliament approved the composition of the new government which had again been formed by Ana Brnabić. It took more than six months to form the cabinet after the parliamentary election. This was a fifth election…
Analyses | | Kamil Całus
On 8 October 2022, Romania’s Minister of National Defence Vasile Dîncu gave a controversial interview whose content contradicted the pro-Ukrainian stance which had been adopted by his country regarding the prospects for ending the ongoing…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
Last week, Serbian government declared that they would take measures to limit the negative effects of the ban on Russian oil imports via Croatian oil pipelines and the Omišalj terminal. On 1 November, the sixth package of EU sanctions…